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Hackers are the New Mafia: Breakfast and Security Roundtable with DarkMarket author Misha Glenny

As security professionals, we live and breathe security risks at an enterprise level each and every day. At Herjavec Group, we recently had the chance to discuss the world of cybercrime with Misha Glenny, author of the international bestselling DarkMarket, a finalist for the Orwell Prize. In DarkMarket, Misha Glenny aspired to reveal the true scale of this global threat,... Read More
November 12, 2015
Herjavec Group Insider #CyberAware

Herjavec Group Insider #CyberAware

President Obama designated October National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In a climate of persistent and targeted threats, cybersecurity & the protection of information and data is a shared responsibility between the public and private sector, businesses, employees, families, and friends. The National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA) has stated that cybersecurity is critical if we are to achieve the potential of an empowered... Read More
November 2, 2015
#CyberAware Month: Malware 101

#CyberAware Month: Malware 101

Malware is a term that refers to malicious software, a type of malicious code that is used to create data breaches, damage a computer system or network, bypass access controls or otherwise cause undesired effects to a host computer. Malware can take the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other software. Among the most common types of malware are adware, bots,... Read More
October 29, 2015

Threat Advisory | Oracle Critical Patch Update

Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for October 2015 to address 154 vulnerabilities across multiple products. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Herjavec Group encourages users and administrators to review the Oracle October 2015 Critical Patch Update and apply the necessary updates. Herjavec Group circulates US –... Read More
October 21, 2015
How Cybersecurity Aware Are You? #CyberAware

How Cybersecurity Aware Are You? #CyberAware

Did you know that 95% of all security incidents involve human error?1 Successful security attacks are often the result of  insiders within an organization unwittingly providing attackers with access to sensitive information. Best of breed security technologies cannot help protect your organization unless employees understand their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding sensitive data and protecting company resources. Cybersecurity is no longer an issue for employers and business owners, recent hacks... Read More
October 19, 2015
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Awareness Week #CyberAware

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Awareness Week #CyberAware

President Obama has designated October National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week, we will be shining a spotlight on the payment card industry (PCI). Every time your customers make a purchase, they are trusting that you will not only deliver your product or service, but that you will keep their personal information safe. The threat of credit card fraud and information theft across... Read More
October 13, 2015
SEC Announces Cybersecurity Policy Enforcement #CyberAware

SEC Announces Cybersecurity Policy Enforcement #CyberAware

President Obama has designated October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week, we will be shining a spotlight on cybersecurity examinations for businesses and business owners. Herjavec Group is sharing a summary of the SEC’s latest release where the commission highlighted the six target areas for its future cybersecurity examinations. All businesses should be #CyberAware In late September, the Securities and... Read More
October 6, 2015

Threat Advisory | VMware Security Updates

VMware has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in vCenter and ESXi. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.  Users and administrators are encouraged to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2015-0007 and apply the necessary updates.   Herjavec Group circulates US – Cert advisories as this notification warrants attention and may have... Read More
October 2, 2015

To Cyber-Insure, or not to Cyber-Insure…that is the Question

Steven Cohen, VP Herjavec Group Last week BitPay filed a lawsuit against insurer MBIC to recover amounts denied under a commercial crime policy. It has been reported that in December 2014, hackers were able to pull off a social engineering attack against a BitPay executive, resulting in 3 separate transfers of 5,000 bitcoins (valued at $1,850,000). This incident is particularly... Read More
September 25, 2015